Erik P. Pramschufer
Erik Pramschufer assists business owners with employment and commercial litigation matters, including claims related to wages, restrictive covenants, discrimination, corporate governance and breach of contract. Additionally, he regularly represents businesses in state and federal courts when they are seeking reimbursement for major property damage and facing claims for allegedly failing to provide accessible public accommodations. Erik recently argued a case in New York State Supreme Court where the plaintiff raised various common law and statutory claims arising out of her termination for fighting in the workplace. Erik persuaded the court to dismiss all claims against the employer, affirming that his client’s actions were lawful, and obviating the need for costly discovery.
Outside the courtroom, Erik advises clients on whether their business methods and litigation strategies align with changes in the law. This includes employment policies regarding medicinal and adult-use cannabis, state laws affecting pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act to commercial websites. Erik also counsels businesses concerning compliance with employment laws, and is often called upon to draft employment policies and handbooks, and to provide anti-harassment and discrimination training to employees and managers.
In 2020, Erik was appointed to a three-year term to serve on the Labor & Employment Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
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